Edmonton municipal election, 1962

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The 1962 municipal election was held October 17, 1962 to elect five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and three trustees to sit on each of the public and separate school boards. The electorate also decided two plebiscite questions. No election for mayor was held because Elmer Roper was one year into a two-year term.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: McKim Ross, Angus McGugan, Stanley Milner, Gordon McClary, and John Leslie Bodie were all elected to two-year terms in 1961 and were still in office.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Eric Duggan, Vernon Johnson, Edith Rogers, and P William Jones were elected to two-year terms in 1961 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Joseph Moreau, A A Gorman, Orest Demco, and Harry Carrigan were continuing.

This was the last election held under the old system whereby members of council would be elected to staggered two-year terms. Beginning in 1964, all members of council would be elected to two-year terms in the same year. The 1963 election was a transition election, in that all positions were elected for one-year terms, to allow every position to be elected anew in 1964.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 42146 ballots cast out of 165940 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 25.4%.

Results[edit]

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Civic Government Association Frederick John Mitchell 25,768 Green tickY
Civic Government Association George Prudham 24,542 SS Green tickY
Civic Government Association Ethel Wilson 28,690 Green tickY
Civic Government Association Morris Weinlos 28,872 Green tickY
Civic Government Association Vincent Dantzer 19,970 Green tickY
Independent Ed Leger 15,003
Independent Bjarne Larson 13,133
Civic Rights Protective Association Julia Kiniski 12,643
Independent Joseph Tannous 8,597
Civic Rights Protective Association Paul Stepa 4,576
Civic Rights Protective Association Albert Hensch 3,670
Independent Walter Mackowecki 3,033
Civic Rights Protective Association Ivar Vanags 2,528

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Better Education Association Milton Lazerte 16,016 Green tickY
Civic Government Association James Falconer 14,532 Green tickY
Better Education Association Helen Sinclair 14,297 Green tickY
Better Education Association Walter Gainer 13,772
Civic Government Association A. K. Miller 12,199
Civic Government Association Peter Stewart 9,640
Independent Anna Pollock 5,432
Independent Paul Lloyd 3,379
Independent Laura Tuomi 3,153

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Independent Edward Stack 5,472 Green tickY
Independent Jean McDonald 5,353 Green tickY
Independent Bill Diachuk 4,496 Green tickY
Independent John Barbeau 4,200
Independent Roy Watson 3,491

Plebiscites[edit]

Term of Civic Officials[edit]

Should present election procedure under the City Act be continued whereby half of the Aldermen and half the School Board representatives are elected each year for a two-year term, and the Mayor is elected for a two-year term every two years? - 13197

OR

Should the election system be changed so that a Municipal election for Mayor, Aldermen and for the School Board Representatives will only be required every two years with all members, when elected, to sit for a term of two years? - 16101

OR

Should the election system be changed so that a Municipal election for Mayor, Aldermen, and for School Board representatives will only be required every three years with all members, when elected, to sit for a term of three years? - 7821

The Early Closing of Shops Bylaw and Food Stores[edit]

Do you Favor the passing of a bylaw to amend bylaw No.1716 being the Early Closing of Shops bylaw, so that the amended bylaw will exempt all food stores in Edmonton, regardless of size, from all provisions of the Early Closing Bylaw if the principal business of the store or shop is the sale of food?

  • Yes - 13006
  • No - 27587

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election History". City of Edmonton: Elections and Census Office. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 

City of Edmonton: Edmonton Elections